Regional: Equity in the Delivery of Public Services in Selected Developing Member Countries

Sovereign Project | 41480-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The proposed RETA study aims to increase understanding of the performance of public services, constraints to improving the delivery of public services, and policy challenges in selected DMCs. Based on this improved understanding, the study will develop a framework to identify appropriate interventions to improve the delivery of public services to suit individual country circumstances. Public services will cover education, health and water and sanitation sectors.

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Project Name Equity in the Delivery of Public Services in Selected Developing Member Countries
Project Number 41480-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6461-REG: Equity in the Delivery of Public Services in Selected Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed RETA study aims to increase understanding of the performance of public services, constraints to improving the delivery of public services, and policy challenges in selected DMCs. Based on this improved understanding, the study will develop a framework to identify appropriate interventions to improve the delivery of public services to suit individual country circumstances. Public services will cover education, health and water and sanitation sectors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improving the delivery of public services in Asia and the Pacific region is part of ADB's enhanced Poverty Reduction Strategy. Effective delivery of and equitable access to public services are essential for broadening inclusiveness of growth and reducing poverty and inequalities. Improved delivery of public services also helps achieve MDGs. The proposed RETA study aims to increase understanding of the performance of public services, barriers to improving the equitable delivery of public services, and policy challenges in selected DMCs. Based on this improved understanding, the study will develop a framework to identify appropriate interventions to improve the delivery of public services to suit individual country circumstances. Lao PDR, Nepal, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka have been selected for inclusion in the study, and public services will cover education and health.
Impact Improved capacity of DMCs to make informed decisions on policy and reforms required for better delivery of health and education services.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved knowledge on performance of public services delivery in DMCs
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Stage 1: Conduct two country studies for the Philippines and Nepal

Stage 2: Conduct remaining two country studies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location South Asia, Southeast Asia

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services yet to be determined

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hyun Son
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Hyun Hwa Son
hhson@adb.org
Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance 06 Jul 2007
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 15 May 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Oct 2010

TA 6461-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 May 2008 - 15 May 2008 31 Dec 2009 31 May 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 15 May 2008 445,207.55

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